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5.0 out of 5 stars A word of 21st century science, 1 Nov. 2009
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Colin McCartney (United Kingdom) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Butter (Audio CD)
Q: What might a collaboration between Quincy Jones, Herbie Hancock, Thomas Dolby and Richard D. James sound like?
A: This album

One of the reasons, I think, why Warp records continues to flourish when many rival electronic labels have disappeared, is because they have done exactly what a techno label should do i.e. look to the future rather than go down the repackaging/remastering/"classics" road. With releases by Battles, Bibio and now this new Hudson Mohawke LP, Warp continue to break new ground.

"Butter" is densely packed with sonic ideas and in some ways quite difficult to get to grips with. It is experimental, but its pervading vibe of happiness makes it fairly easy to get into (much easier than, say, an Autechre release). The music is very difficult to categorise but it does bear a certain resemblance, at least spiritually, to Nightmares on Wax's debut album A Word of Science (hence the title of this review). There are moments of stop-what-you're-doing genius to be found, for example on "Shower Melody" and "Rising 5". It is also quite pop in places - "Tell Me What You Want From Me" sounds as though it could have been lifted straight from Quincy Jones' Back on the Block. Additionally there are periodic references to early 90s rave - on tracks like "Black n Red".

The whole piece serves as a showcase for Hudson Mohawke's production talent and I will be surprised if there are not better known, less talented artists out there trying to hook up with him even as I write this. On the evidence of "Butter" he deserves to go on to much bigger and better things.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Pass the Hovis!, 11 Mar. 2011
This review is from: Butter (Audio CD)
This album is insane!
It will grab you and shake you until you bleed glass and glitter all over your mums brand new rug!
I took a chance and purchased this album purely because of the album art, I had no expectations, I hadnt even heard of Hudson or his Mohawke before...
This guy really is from another planet. The beats are jagged, the synths are confused and the structure is almost non existant but it works and it never stops working! Im not even sure what genre of music this is but I dont care!
Take a chance and let him save you from yourself....kinda like a prehistoric digital Mother Teresa from the future.

Top three:
1.Fuse
2.Gluetooth
3.(the rest of the album)

5 stars!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome, 19 Mar. 2013
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This review is from: Butter (Audio CD)
This CD is unlike anything I own, really bizarre to begin with but love it now, and have got other people listening to something they wouldnt usually.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing, 12 Feb. 2012
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I saw Hudson Mohawke live and immediately after had to buy this. This is such a brilliant album, you must buy it!
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